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Essay Help

MissMimiMissMimi 17 replies9 threads New Member
edited December 2013 in Prep School Admissions
So I don't wanna sound like a goody two shoes, but I haven't really made big mistakes or experienced great failure. Many school ask for a time u've learned from ur mistakes, but I don't really have any experiences like this. Has anyone been in a situation like this before? What do u do?
edited December 2013
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  • BHADESBHADES 143 replies19 threads Junior Member
    There has to be something that you have learned from your mistakes, be creative!!! The ideas that you think are the weakest may happen to be your strongest :-)
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  • sincostansincostan 280 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I'm writing an essay about that right now :) I just thought about every big stupid or bad mistake thing I've made in the past few years. Think about what you learned from that or what you eventually learned from that experience. Hope this helps!
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  • prepschoolhopesprepschoolhopes 283 replies12 threads Junior Member
    The exact same thing happened to me. I had to keep pushing the essay off because I couldn't think of anything. The advice I got was to think of a time where you almost failed or saved yourself from the edge of failure. Then, write about it but don't include the whole "saving yourself" part. This tactic works perfectly well, especially for short essays (250 words or less)
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  • RellielouRellielou 460 replies49 threads Member
    Maybe you can talk about how you haven't really stepped outside of your comfort zone and challenged yourself enough to experience failure. I don't mean that to sound snippy- I am being sincere. Going to BS challenges every kid in some area- whether it be learning to do laundry, balance social life and studies, excel in difficult classes, or figure out how to advocate for yourself. Tell them what you anticipate you might learn from attending BS.
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